Top Headlines

MyKayla Skinner, Simone Biles address concerns, changes ahead of U.S. camp

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS -- The dread was familiar. The fear too. They gripped MyKayla Skinner shortly after she decided to return to elite gymnastics last summer.Skinner wasn't worried about recapturing the skills that made her an alternate on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. A standout college career at Utah not only rekindled her love of the sport but also served as a form of self care, the intense pressure of performing
Top Headlines

An emotional ending for Caroline Wozniacki in Australian Open third round

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- "Sweet Caroline" rang out one last time at the Australian Open on Friday as Caroline Wozniacki, tears in her eyes, said goodbye to the tennis world after a glittering career.The 29-year-old Dane bowed out with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 defeat by Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in the third round, a match that encapsulated much of what made Wozniacki such a star for almost a decade-and-a-half on
Top Headlines

Wang Qiang stuns Serena Williams in third round of Australian Open

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams' bid to win a 24th Grand Slam title has been falling short with losses in finals. At this Australian Open, she didn't make it nearly that far.Serving only so-so, failing to convert all but one of her break chances and missing groundstrokes with alarming regularity, Williams stunningly exited in the third round at Melbourne Park, beaten 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5 by 27th-seeded Wang Qiang
Top Headlines

Maya Moore to sit out second WNBA season in row to push for inmate’s freedom

[ad_1] Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second consecutive WNBA season and has taken herself out of consideration for the Olympics so she can push for the prison release of a Missouri man who she believes is innocent, she told The New York Times.That man, 39-year-old Jonathan Irons, is serving a 50-year prison sentence for a conviction of burglary and assault of a man in his home
Top Headlines

Kobe Bryant says Diana Taurasi, Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore could play in NBA ‘right now’

[ad_1] Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant said he believes that there are three WNBA players who could play in the NBA right now."I think there are a couple of players who could play in the NBA right now, honestly," Bryant told CNN when asked if there might be a day when his daughter could play in the same league in which he was a five-time NBA champion and
Top Headlines

Coco Gauff has nothing to lose in rematch with defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- After coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the third set of her second-round match for a statement win over Sorana Cirstea at Melbourne Arena on Wednesday, Coco Gauff raised her arms and pumped her fists in victory. She seemed to take a moment to absorb the devoted, near-capacity crowd around her as she looked at her family and team on the other side of the
Top Headlines

Coco Gauff win sets up showdown with Naomi Osaka at Australian Open; Serena Williams advances

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open.The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too. First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana Cirstea. Then, after forcing a third, Gauff fell behind by a break, ceding 14 of 16 points with a series of mistakes. Later, after getting even at 3-all, Gauff was a mere
Top Headlines

Coco Gauff advances to set up showdown with Naomi Osaka in 3rd round at Australian Open

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Showing great poise for a 15-year-old, Coco Gauff kept digging herself out of deficits and eventually prevailed to reach the Australian Open's third round, setting up yet another Grand Slam showdown with Naomi Osaka.Less than five months after their memorable meeting at the US Open -- Osaka won that one in straight sets, then consoled a crying Gauff and encouraged her to address the crowd --
Top Headlines

Caroline Wozniacki singing the same tune in Australian Open swan song

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Appearances can be deceptive.Few people who watched Caroline Wozniacki's first-round win at the Australian Open on Monday would have spotted anything unusual as she went about her business the way she has always done: with 100 percent commitment, total dedication and utter professionalism.Yet this is to be Wozniacki's last tournament. At 29 -- after a career in which she topped the world rankings three times and
Top Headlines

Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams face uncertain futures and inevitable retirement questions

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Just 45 minutes after losing in the first round at the Australian Open on Tuesday, former champion Maria Sharapova walked into the media center with a duffel bag on her shoulder and a frown on her face. While she spent much of 2019 insisting she wasn't walking away from tennis, she did little to dispel such a notion this time around. She looked somewhat despondent when